NTS-Asia Consortium Annual Conference “Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals in Asia Pacific”
30 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) will host the annual conference of the NTS-Asia Consortium in Singapore on 30-31 March 2017. The theme for this conference is “Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals in Asia Pacific”. The conference will bring together members of NTS-Asia Consortium to discuss and take stock of the significant challenges of climate change on global development agendas. Established in 2007, NTS-Asia Consortium is a network of 31 research institutes and think tanks across Asia that aims to facilitate intellectual exchange between scholars and analysts that work on a wide range of non-traditional security (NTS) issues.
Since 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set the tone for the future of global sustainable development, emphasizing the mutually reinforcing nature of development and security. It is therefore timely for the 2017 NTS-Asia Consortium Conference to assess the impacts of climate change on the SDGs. The one and a half-day event is aimed at providing an enabling environment to discuss multidisciplinary approaches and solutions to the challenges of climate change and the SDGs. The topics covered in the meeting include the impacts of climate change on food, energy and water; education, sustainable cities and life below water (fisheries)/life on land (forestry); gender, poverty and health; as well as partnership for peace and security.
The event will feature a keynote address by Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Distinguished Visiting Fellow RSIS, who will give a regional perspective on the challenges of climate change and the SDGs. A networking dinner for NTS-Asia Consortium members and invited guests will also be held on the first day of the Conference.